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Chancellor Spinelli Says Latest Tax Proposal Better for Graduate Students: Philadelphia Business Journal

Chancellor Stephen Spinelli Jr. said he is pleased that a proposal to tax graduate tuition waivers reportedly has been dropped from the compromise tax bill working its way through Congress, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported Dec. 14. “At Thomas Jefferson …

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Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams Topple Chestnut Hill College: Chestnut Hill Local

Jefferson men’s and women’s basketball teams edged out Chestnut Hill College in games last Tuesday, Chestnut Hill Local reported Dec. 11. Read about the men’s game here and the women’s game here.  

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Chancellor Spinelli on Preparing Students for Jobs Amid Increasing Automation: Bloomberg Daybreak Asia

Chancellor Stephen Spinelli Jr. was interviewed on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia radio Dec. 4 about the impact of automation in the workplace and the role of higher education in preparing students for jobs as automation increases.

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Coach Magee Talks About 76er Ben Simmons’ Free Throw Form with CBS3

Head men’s basketball coach Herb Magee, a Hall-of-Famer known as the “shot doctor,” discussed how Sixers’ star Ben Simmons can improve his free throw percentage in a Dec. 5 interview on CBS3. Can Simmons bring that percentage up, CBS3 reporter …

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Jeanne Felter Discusses How Childhood Trauma Can Impact Future Generations: WHYY

Jeanne Felter, Ph.D., director of the M.S. in Community and Trauma Counseling program, said a new study that found childhood trauma can be passed down through generations has implications for impoverished families in Philadelphia and other cities with high poverty …

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Jefferson Fashion Students Win “Good Morning America” Design Challenge: 6ABC

Fashion design students Keren Espina and Tommy Heidebrecht won the “Good Morning America” challenge to re-design a wedding gown, 6ABC reported Dec. 1. View the video 6ABC report here. Watch the Nov. 24 “Good Morning America” report here.

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Jefferson Plans a Rollout of Health Centers Worldwide: Philadelphia Business Journal

Thomas Jefferson University is creating global health centers in India, Israel, Italy and Latin America to provide structure to international partnerships that promote the exchange of research ideas, as well as personnel, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported Nov. 30. “The …

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Fashion Students Hold Pop-Up Shop for Charity: CBS3

Fashion merchandising and management students created handcrafted fashion accessories for the annual Pop-Up Shop, which raises money for the non-profit ChemoClothes, CBS3 reported Nov. 29 at 5 p.m. The Pop-Up Shop is the culmination of a course for which students …

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Jefferson Fashion Students Win “Good Morning America” Fashion Challenge: ABC

Fashion students Keren Espina and Tommy Heidebrecht were announced the winners of the “Good Morning America” challenge to re-design a wedding dress in a segment that aired nationally Nov. 24. Watch the “Good Morning America” video here. The wedding dress …

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Chancellor Spinelli Discusses Leading Through Change: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Chancellor Stephen Spinelli Jr. talks about leading Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) through the recent merger to deliver better education and thrive in an environment that is challenging to higher education, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Nov. 21.

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